Questions and Answers – April 15

by Editor (Tuesday, April 15, 2014 — 9:54 PM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Budget 2014—Economic Programme 1. DAVID BENNETT (National—Hamilton East) to the Minister of Finance: How will the Budget next month help to lock in the benefits of sustainable economic growth to support more jobs and higher incomes for New Zealanders?

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House Marks Death Of Sir Owen Woodhouse

by Editor (Tuesday, April 15, 2014 — 7:58 PM)

Parliament held a moment’s silence this evening to mark the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse

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ITO Reform Passes

by Editor (Tuesday, April 15, 2014 — 5:15 PM)

The Government says it has completed reform of industry training with the third reading of a bill tonight.

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Corruption Allegations Fly Back & Forth

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, April 15, 2014 — 4:12 PM)

Allegations of corruption fly back and forth in question time. Questions about ACC privacy concerns. MPs debate funding for Officers of Parliament.

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Two Bills Reported Back

by Editor (Tuesday, April 15, 2014 — 2:06 PM)

When Parliament resumed at 2pm a number of select committee reports were presented including two on bills for further consideration.

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Questions For Oral Answer April 15

by Editor (Tuesday, April 15, 2014 — 11:34 AM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Finance: How will the Budget next month help to lock in the benefits of sustainable economic growth to support more jobs and higher incomes for New Zealanders?

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Parliamentary Officers’ Budgets To Be Debated

by Editor (Tuesday, April 15, 2014 — 10:43 AM)

The budgets for the Officers of Parliament will be debated when the House resumes today.

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Judith Collins’ Flip-flop Irks Speaker

by Desk Editor (Friday, April 11, 2014 — 8:11 PM)

Justice Minister Judith Collins irks Speaker David Carter when she changes her reasons for refusing to answer questions about her now famous dinner in Beijing.

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Drugfree Sport NZ Boss Optimistic

by Desk Editor (Friday, April 11, 2014 — 1:01 PM)

Drugfree Sport NZ boss heralds progress in stamping out sports-doping. A local government representative highlights low turn out in local elections. NZ on Air up for financial review.

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House Rises Early For A Royal Reception

by Editor (Thursday, April 10, 2014 — 5:40 PM)

The House rose early today to allow MPs to attend a royal reception.

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Questions and Answers – April 10

by Editor (Thursday, April 10, 2014 — 5:28 PM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Oil and Gas Exploration—2014 Block Offer and Conservation Land 1. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN (Co-Leader—Green) to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Does he think conservation land, designated as ecological areas, should be opened up for petroleum exploration as part of Block Offer 2014?

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Scrutiny Of Judith Collins Continues

by Desk Editor (Thursday, April 10, 2014 — 4:36 PM)

Judith Collins faces more scrutiny about her Chinese dinner. Submissions heard on Inquiry Into 2013 Local Authority Elections.

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Welfare And Justice Bills Next Week

by Editor (Thursday, April 10, 2014 — 2:14 PM)

Welfare and justice bills will dominate the House next week.

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Veterans Bill To Be Debated

by Editor (Thursday, April 10, 2014 — 1:02 PM)

When Parliament sits at 2pm today the Government has given priority to the second reading of the Veterans’ Support Bill.

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Questions For Oral Answer April 10

by Editor (Thursday, April 10, 2014 — 11:53 AM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Does he think conservation land, designated as ecological areas, should be opened up for petroleum exploration as part of Block Offer 2014?

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Extended Hours On Thursday

by Editor (Thursday, April 10, 2014 — 8:00 AM)

Parliament sat at 9am on Thursday morning to debate a number of bills under extended hours provisions.

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Filibuster Raises Potential Standing Order Issues

by Editor (Wednesday, April 9, 2014 — 10:09 PM)

The House rose at 10pm after making slow progress on Members’ Day, raising issues about how a Government could in theory bring Members’ Day to a complete stand still if they wished.

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